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Bats Come Out When BoSox Meet Royals

Pitchers have not exactly loved taking to the mound when the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals clash. The OVER has gone 7-1-1 in the past nine meetings between the two clubs with an average combined score of 10.3 runs per game.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Sox have won 10 of the past 14 games against the Royals.
  • The UNDER is 12-4 in the Royals' past 16 games with a closing total of 8.0 or more.
  • The Red Sox have hit at least one home run in 17 consecutive games.

Rick Porcello – who will take to the bump Monday – has been the Red Sox' most reliable pitcher this season. Porcello has pitched at least 6.0 innings in each of his seven starts this season while posting a 3.11 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. The Sox have also given Porcello plenty of run support, as the team has averaged 6.3 runs per game when the righty starts.

The Royals have yet to lose a game at Kauffman Stadium this season when Yordano Ventura gets the start. Ventura has a 2.65 ERA while allowing batters to hit just .177 at home this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as -110 on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 7.2-3.9 win for the Red Sox on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals bring an 18-19 record to the battle against the 24-14 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 27 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 2 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 28-ranked scoring average of 3.54 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 1 and scoring 6.03 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 8.59 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (10.66 per nine innings).

Boston brings the No. 20-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 11-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston rolled to a 10-9 win against Houston on Sunday, as S O'Sullivan and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory at Fenway Park.

Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Braves on Sunday as the Royals defeated them 4-2 at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games
  • Kansas City is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Kansas City, Tuesday, May 17th

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